Representatives of Group Clubs participated in the recent Interspill 2012 Conference and Exhibition held at London’s Excel Arena on 13 – 15 March 2012.
The latest round of EU measures against Iran impacting on shipowners and insurers were published in Council Decision 2012/35 on 23 January 2012.
The first International Group Annual Review has been published and is available via the PDF link below.
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra reinsurance programme for 2012/13 have now been finalized.
The IG attended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held on 1 November 2011 in DOI's Washington DC headquarters.
The Group was represented at the International Marine Claims Conference held in Dublin on 28-29 September and participated on a panel session and gave a presentation on the framework of international maritime liability and compensation regimes.
The latest version of the International Group's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available
The Group attended and took an active role in the Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group of the Maritime Safety Committee, which met at IMO Headquarters in London from 13 to 15 September 2011.
The IG attended and took a full and active role in the 37th meeting of the IMO FAL Committee that was held at the IMO Headquarters in London from 5 September – 9 September.
The IG attended and took a full and active role in the meetings of the 1992 IOPC Fund governing bodies and the 6th Intersessional working group that was held in London from 5 July – 7 July.
A revised edition of the International Group Guidelines has been published by the Group in order to take more detailed account of the entry into force of the UK Bribery Act 2010, which has been covered in the Guidelines in the section that relates to Governance.
The Group was invited to attend and present at a two-day workshop for representatives of member state administrations on liability and compensation for maritime claims organised by EMSA in Lisbon on the 18th and 19th of May.
The annual International Marine Risk Forum organised by TradeWinds was held in London on 4-5 May.
The European Commission confirmed on 17 May 2011 that it was carrying out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of container liner shipping companies in several Member States.
Dear Mr Bray Your article misreported my speech at the TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum on 5 May 2011.
The meeting organised by AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe) was held on 12-13 May in Budapest.
A revised edition of the International Group Guidelines has now been published by the Group.
The Spring meetings of the IMO Legal Committee and 1992 IOPC Fund Executive Committee were held in London at the end of March and beginning of April 2009.
Industry awareness campaign website launched – as part of the concerted industry effort to raise public and political awareness of the escalating piracy problem, and in particular the plight of seafarers and impact on global trade, a number of industry organisations have launched a new website www.
As part of the concerted industry effort to raise public and political awareness of the escalating piracy problem, and in particular the plight of seafarers and impact on global trade, a number of industry organisations have launched a new website www.
Piracy – Industry Best Management Practices Version 3 is the updated and current version of the industry developed Best Management Practices developed for shipowners transiting off the coast of Somalia and the Arabian Sea areas.
The Port of Rotterdam/industry arranged visit for members of the European Parliament The Port of Rotterdam, in conjunction with interested industry parties including the International Group, arranged a visit for several Members of the European Parliament, together with several MEP assistants, representatives of the EU Transport Commissioner's Cabinet and various ports and shipping associations.
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra reinsurance programme for 2011/12 have now been finalized.
Colin Trappe (representing the North of England and the International Group) presented a paper at the LSLC event on the HNS Convention/Protocol held in London on 8 December.
The International Group (represented by Edward Lee of Steamship Mutual) presented a paper at the Joint Conference on Maritime Labour Convention (2006), PRC Marine Pollution and Maritime Security on 26/10/2010 in Hong Kong.
Following the announcement by the European Commission that it has opened an investigation into certain aspects of the International Group’s pooling and reinsurance arrangements, there have been several press comments and articles which infer a lack of activity and engagement on the part of the Group with the competition regulators in Brussels.
See document below.
The European Commission has today announced that following the expiry of the second 10 year exemption for the International Group Agreement, it is carrying out a review and making inquiries into certain aspects of the Group's claims- sharing and reinsurance arrangements.